The Telangana Bharateeya Janata Party leader G. Kishan Reddy and others who embarked on a padayatra demanding completion of irrigation projects were arrested here on Thursday.
Telangana BJP Chief G. Kishan Reddy Arrested in Warangal
They started their padayatra at Kanthanpally in Eturunagaram mandal in Warangal District and proposed to reach Devadula Project.
The police said the BJP leaders had no permission for padayatra. Speaking to newsmen, Mr. Kishan Reddy said that they were fighting on projects for a long time even before the TRS came to power. The BJP does not need advise from the TRS leaders and they know what to do.
According to reports, police arrested Kishan Reddy stating that he had no permission to conduct the padayatra.
Tension prevailed for a while as BJP workers tried to stop police from arresting Kishan Reddy. Earlier in the day, Kishan Reddy inspected Kanthanapalli project and assured all the necessary help to the project evacuees.
He opined that farmers were committing suicides as crop loan waiver scheme was not implemented properly. He alleged that Congress meted out severe injustice to the State.